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ESCHEN:
A Leader in Lower Limb Prosthetics

Explore Lower Limb Prosthetics

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fitting a below knee osseointegration prosthesis at the hospital for special surgery (hss)
below knee osseointegrationp prosthetic leg with freedom innovations prosthetic foot at the hospital for special surgery (hss)
above knee osseointegration prosthetic leg with ottobock genium knee
fitting a prosthetic socket at columbia presbyterian in new york city

What is a Lower Limb Prosthesis?

A lower-limb prosthesis is a custom-made device designed to replace part or all of a missing lower-limb. This can range from a device that replaces part of your foot, to a device that replaces your entire lower-limb including your hip, knee and foot.

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What are the components of a lower-limb prosthesis?

The design of your lower-limb prosthesis will depend upon your anatomy, amputation level, current activity level and future functional goals. All lower extremity prostheses include up to three main components:

Each of these components is critical to the facilitation of your recovery and the achievement of your goals. Click on any of the bullet points above to explore a component further.

 

At Eschen, our clinicians have dedicated their lives to treating limb loss. With over 500 years of combined experience, there’s nothing we haven’t seen and nothing we can’t do. To schedule a free evaluation for you or a family member, please click here.

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What will my lower-limb prosthesis look like?

The design of your lower-limb prosthesis will depend upon your anatomy, amputation level, current activity level and future functional goals. Your prosthesis will be a reflection of you. It will be designed, customized, and fit to you - optimized to facilitate your recovery and the achievement of your goals. During your prosthetic evaluation, our prosthetist will take you through all aspects of prosthetic design, component selection, and fabrication, including materials, fit, function and cosmetic accessories.

 

For all patients, our goal is to expedite a return to independent living. For you, this may mean a short walk, completing household chores, shopping, returning to work, or more involved activities such as sports, traveling and dancing.

What is the process for receiving a prosthesis?

The process of receiving your lower-limb prosthesis will depend upon several factors, including: 

  • Are you a new amputee or an experienced wearer?

  • How and when did you lose your limb(s)?

  • The health and appearance of your residual and contralateral limb

  • Your current activity level and future functional goals

These are just a few of the questions that will dictate the timeline and process for receiving your prosthesis. In general, process for receiving a prosthesis always includes the steps outlined here.

The prosthetic team at Eschen is proud to be a leading source and provider in lower-limb prosthetics.

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Explore Lower Limb Prosthetics

Lower-Limb Sockets

A prosthetic socket serves as the interface between your residual limb and the rest of your prosthesis. It’s what connects you to your leg. There are several common socket designs optimized for particular anatomies and activities.  During your prosthetic evaluation, our prosthetist will review different socket designs and work with you to determine what you need. Socket selection and fit are the most important elements in your recovery and achieving your goals. Compared to other providers, Eschen has achieved leading Socket Comfort Scores based on feedback from our patients. To continue exploring lower-limb sockets for yourself or a loved one, click here to schedule a free consultation today.

Prosthetic socket with Rosie the Riveter
 

Prosthetic Knees

Prosthetic knees are primarily distinguished by their activity level, ranging from low-activity to high-activity. Low-activity knees are designed to maximize stability, while high activity knees are designed to minimize energy expenditure and facilitate special activities like skiing, running, and dancing. Microprocessor controlled knees offer a wide variety of features, ranging from “stumble-recovery” to backwards walking. During your prosthetic evaluation, our prosthetist will review different knees and work with you to determine what you need. To continue exploring prosthetic knees for yourself or a loved one, click here to schedule a free consultation today.

Delivering a below knee osseointegration prosthetic leg with a Genium knee at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City
 

Prosthetic Feet

Like prosthetic knees, prosthetic feet are primarily distinguished by their activity level, ranging from low-activity to high-activity. Low-activity feet are designed to maximize stability and ease-of-use, while high-activity feet are designed to maximize responsiveness and for traversing a variety of terrains and environmental barriers. Microprocessor-controlled feet offer advanced features like Intelligent terrain adaptation and “chair-exit.”   During your prosthetic evaluation, our prosthetist will review different feet and work with you to determine what you need.  To continue exploring prosthetic feet for yourself or a loved one, click below and schedule a free consultation today.

below knee osseointegrationp prosthetic leg with freedom innovations prosthetic foot at the hospital for special surgery (hss)
 
 

Osseointegration

Osseointegration prosthetics are a very exciting advancement in lower-limb prosthetic care and technology. Combining state-of-the-art components with osseointegration surgery represents a groundbreaking innovation. Depending on your anatomy, amputation level, current activity level and future functional goals, osseointegration may be right for you. Eschen is proud to be the leading provider of osseointegration prosthetics in the United States. To continue exploring osseointegration prosthetics for yourself or a loved one, click below or schedule a free consultation with us today.

above knee osseointegration prosthetic leg with ottobock genium knee
 

What to Expect?

The process of receiving your lower-limb prosthesis will depend upon several factors, including: 

  • Are you a new amputee or an experienced wearer?

  • How and when did you lose your limb(s)?

  • The health and appearance of your residual and contralateral limb

  • Your current activity level and future functional goals

 

These are just a few of the questions that will dictate the timeline and process for receiving your prosthesis. In general, process for receiving a prosthesis always includes the steps outlined here.

fitting a prosthetic socket at columbia presbyterian in new york city

Lower-Limb Prosthetics Gallery

 

Why Choose Eschen?

Eschen is proud to be a global leader in prosthetic and orthotic care. As a thought leader and innovator in the field, we are able to offer an unparalleled patient experience and superior outcomes compared to other leading providers. 

 

Effectively providing prosthetics and orthotics requires the coordinated care of a team of medical experts, and Eschen is proud to partner with experts in the fields of orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, 3D printing, and biomechanical engineering. 

 

Unlike most orthotic and prosthetic providers who are comprised of generalists, Eschen is proud to have built a world-class team of specialists in the areas of: 

 


At Eschen, our clinicians have dedicated their careers to providing prosthetic and orthotic care. With over 500 years of combined experience there’s nothing we haven’t seen and nothing we can’t do.

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Phone: 646.493.7237

Email: info@eschenpo.com

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Our Mission

Our mission is to maximize the quality of life of our patients and provide an unparalleled patient-centered experience by mobilizing world-class clinicians, healthcare administrators, and institutional partnership in delivering top-of-the-line prosthetic and orthotic services. Our clinicians and administrators have over 500 years of combined experience. Unlike most orthotic and prosthetic providers who are comprised of generalists, Eschen is proud to have built a world-class team of specialists in the areas of: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Sports Bracing, Pediatrics and Scoliosis.

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